A date nail is a nail with a year stamped on its head. The year is given in terms of the last 2 digits, e.g. ’41’ represents 1941. Date nails were driven into railroad dies, bridge timbers, utility poles, mine props, and other wooden structures for record keeping purposes. Most were made of steel and measure 2 1/2" long, with 1/4" shanks. Tokens & Icons mills the shank diameter down to create a post-style cuff link. Available years range from 1930 to 1970, meaning there are some easy gift possibilities: buy a cufflink-wearing gentleman his birth year assuming he was born in those 40 years, or buy him his age assuming he’s between 30 and 70!
Opulent October Halloween Costumes
Halloween is less than a week away, and if you haven’t put together your costume or decided what you’re gonna wear, fear not, for we have your back. Here’s a list of costumes you can put together at Wingtip–or perhaps from your own well-equipped closet.
Posted on October 27, 2015 by Tim Niven